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Cubanitas

#129 of 1,242 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Downtown
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728 N Milwaukee St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4404 (Wisconsin)
+1 414-225-1760
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11:00 - 02:30
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Mon - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:30
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Chicago
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31 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited on a very cold Friday, and picked Cubanitas in part because we love Cuban food, and in part because it was less than a block from our hotel on a frigid evening. We were looking for a light dinner so we only had the empanadas special, and a Cuban sandwich. Both were excellent. The mojitos were a bit... More 

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Thank sola7
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch with a group of relatives, ranging from an 85-year-old grandmother to a half-dozen grandchildren in their 20s, and everyone enjoyed it. Lunchtime means no table service, so we just wrote down our choices and took them to the counter. While we waited, we munched on plantains - better than chips! Quick service with plates brought out when... More 

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Thank Barbara H
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

First time eating there and definitely will go back! It's a small place with great atmosphere, well stocked bar, and attentive waitstaff. My mojito was delicious, not too strong, not too sweet... really well balanced. I ordered the Pollo empanada appetizer and it was lovely, a little sweeter than anticipated but the tender chopped chicken mixed with raisins and olives... More 

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Thank Deanne W
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Still very good after all these years. Best Mojito's around. And how do you top a Cuban steak sandwich with fried onions and Swiss Cheese? By putting french fries right on the sandwich! Awesome. Not as crowded as it used to be, which is not a bad thing.

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Thank SS_Vinnow
Ocean City, New Jersey
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Ate here with 3 coworkers while traveling on business based on a suggestion from a local. The staff was great - friendly and helpful. Food was awesome. Ambiance was comfortable but not fancy. The chicken empanadas are awesome though they sound a little unusual having raisins and olives. Everyone enjoyed their meals.

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Thank jeanmichael2016
Missouri
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106 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Very friendly service. The waitress was very nice and totally accomodating. I had a salad with cuban chicken. Black bean soup was not hot. Red beans and rice were fantastic.

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Thank 412
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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163 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We arrived at 4 pm. Only a few customers were eating. The last time we were here at 6:30 pm and it was packed. The plantain chips were as tasty as we remembered. My wife's salad was fresh and well presented and tasty. I had chicken flavored with citrus, yellow rice, and grilled veggies. All were tasty and the meal... More 

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Thank AmosRedux
New York
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We went at lunch after visiting the museum. The meat in my sandwich was very dry and not flavorful which resulted in me drenching the sandwich in the sauce provided to make the roll and meat less chewy.

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Thank careyrob22
Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I have previously spent extensive time in Cuban areas of Florida, and was blessed to have many authentic Cuban restaurants nearby. I was excited to try Cubanitas, but found it to be flavor. The sandwich was not really pressed, the black beans were bland, etc. I will try this restaurant out again, but will try other menu options...

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Thank FL53095
Toa Baja, Puerto Rico
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

If you like to have a real nice lunch, cuban food style, you can't miss this restaurant. As soon as you enter, you will be seated and the excellent service just begins. A large variety of food, very difficult to select, but just ask for suggestion, you will be pleased!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:30
Saturday
11:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 728 N Milwaukee St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4404
    (Wisconsin)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 414-225-1760

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?